Enrique Dans
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Enrique Dans

For growing numbers of Russians, it’s time to man the lifeboats

IMAGE: A row of lifeboats capsules on a large ship
Hans Braxmeier — Pixabay (CC0)

With the ruble now worthless, their economy in severe recession and their freedoms severely restricted, there is more reason than ever for Russians to try to leave for a better life abroad.

Russia’s long-standing brain drain is well-documented, and has worsened since Vladimir Putin came to power in 1999: between 1.6 and two million people have left in for…

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